Unplugged activities are an easy way to introduce students to computational thinking and coding, without even using a computer. Activities can be games or puzzles, and materials can involve anything from cards, to ping-pong balls, to arms or legs.
Students will learn the basic concepts of HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language).
Students will learn the basic concepts of CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) and develop an understanding of the relationships between HTML markup and CSS declarations.
Students will work in teams of 2 to 4 to create a simple algorithm that guides one of their team members, who is blindfolded, to rescue a ping-pong ball.
Students will first engage in an interactive quiz where they'll start to see how logic can be used to design complex algorithms. They will then demonstrate their understanding by using logic to construct their favorite pizza recipes.
Students will continue to apply the concepts of complex algorithms by designing and participating in a scavenger hunt.
Choose your own adventure
Students will explore various types of algorithms by designing and developing their own interactive "Choose Your Own Adventure" story.
Students learn how to identify features and components of complex systems by constructing user stories. User stories encourage students to explore how the features of an invention would directly benefit the user.